Day 8: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway
The eighth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a bourbon and chocolate extravaganza!
DETAILS: A copy of Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler and an assortment of Kollar Chocolates :
- 16-piece assortment featuring a selection of Kollar’s classic truffles as well as new seasonal flavors
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- A jar of pure cocoa nibs
- Dark Chocolate Praline bar
- Dark Chocolate Orange Peels
- 7 pieces of seasonal pâte de fruits
- Dark chocolate with roasted almond bark
- Dulcey Macadamia Bark
About Kollar Chocolates
From classic European-style chocolates, to new world flavors, Naomi Pasztor and Chris Kollar have brought a taste of something new to Yountville in the heart of Napa Valley, California. Surrounded by wineries and world-renowned restaurants, a visit to Kollar Chocolates perfectly rounds out the Napa gourmet experience.
Artisan Chocolatier Chris Kollar welcomes customers to watch and learn about quality handmade chocolate through a glass show kitchen, where he produces his small batch confections. On the other side of the glass, Naomi Pasztor manages the front of the shop, offering pre-packaged and to-order chocolates, Gelato, and Espresso coffee.
Kollar Chocolates’ packaging is recyclable and uses fair trade and local seasonal ingredients whenever possible. For instance, lavender and fennel pollen truffles are made with flowers from certified organic Peter Jacobsen’s Orchards in Yountville.
The Swiss design behind the branding of Kollar Chocolates was developed by Adrien Moreillon, communicating the contrast between the intuitive and emotional aspect of creating new flavors and the more strict and methodical aspect of the processing of chocolate.
ADF4 Design and Baseline Developments came together to create this modern and European-influenced chocolate shop, introducing a refreshingly unique design to the Napa Valley; where industrial meets natural, Kollar Chocolates stands out with extraordinary details and an unforgettable “chocolate bar wall”.
Kollar Chocolates is also an exciting venue for private events and is pleased to feature its chocolates as corporate gifts or as hotel amenities.
Chris Kollar is a chef with a particular passion for chocolate. Trained as a savory chef, Chris is a self-taught chocolatier. His inspiration is European classic chocolate making. He has traveled Europe extensively, particularly Switzerland, France, and Italy to study and learn about classic chocolates, bringing this knowledge back to his own practice. Before Kollar Chocolates, Chris had worked in kitchen across the country and beyond for 19 years, starting with his hometown of Atlanta, then working around the country and the Cayman Islands. In 2001 he settled in the Napa Valley and worked at Domaine Chandon, Tra Vigne, Pinot Blanc, and Go Fish and ultimately at Peter Michael Winery in Calistoga as Executive Chef, where his passion for chocolate flourished.
Naomi Pasztor, Co-Founder and Partner, manages the business operations of Kollar Chocolates. Having lived on three continents and travelled all over the world, Naomi first came to Napa Valley as a hospitality intern at Peter Michael Winery in 2009 where she fell in love with the area and decided to eventually make it her home. What started as a college business project at the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière of Lausanne in Naomi’s native Switzerland, turned into Kollar Chocolates two years later. Naomi brought some of her own European touches to the business and shop, portraying modern and unique aesthetics and is continuing to grow the company.
About Bourbon Empire
Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America’s most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption, and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced America’s political, economic, and cultural destiny, just as those same factors have inspired the evolution and unique flavor of the whiskey itself.
Taking readers behind the curtain of an enchanting—and sometimes exasperating—industry, the work of writer Reid Mitenbuler crackles with attitude and commentary about taste, choice, and history. Few products better embody the United States, or American business, than bourbon.
A tale of innovation, success, downfall, and resurrection, Bourbon Empire is an exploration of the spirit in all its unique forms, creating an indelible portrait of both bourbon and the people who make it. (from Amazon.com)
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